More mold has been discovered at Hayfork Elementary School.

Mountain Valley Supt. Debbie Miller said new areas affected are the junior high wing and the main office, library, technology room and down the hallway to the hall bathrooms, and the 4th and 5th grade classrooms.

“These areas were tested two years ago and didn’t have enough mold at that time to register,” Miller said, “but something has changed over the past two years. We think this past very wet winter is to account for the rise in spore counts.”

The retesting at HES followed the discovery at Hayfork High that the heavy storms caused multiple leaks in the roof at the gym and significant mold there.

On Monday, the district board held an emergency meeting to authorize entering into a contract for labor and materials without advertising or bids for the emergency work.

School is out for the summer, and when it resumes adjustments have been announced to move the students to other locations and install a portable for the library and for a bathroom.

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